Category Archives: psychiatric care
Self-advocacy and awareness are key elements to the healing process. “ Here’s a link to read more about The Clothesline Project website. View videos, photos, listen to concerts, and read about this powerful witness around the world. The website says, “At the moment we estimate there are 500 projects nationally and internationally with an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 shirts. We know of projects in 41 states and 5 countries.” See http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
Its not just what you inherit, but your own bio-chemistry which determines behavior. Brain mapping is becoming another tool in the diagnostic arsenal. How one responds to stress and trauma affects cognitive development. In other words, your environment affects your behavior as well as your personal biochemistry.
…”teens want to know the effect of different medications, drugs, substances, on their health and lives. The squishier and more real I can make it, the better! We dissect lungs, livers, brains, kidneys and even eyeballs. It’s very real and immediate education!” Lori thrives with workshops on infectious diseases, STD prevention, wellness, and the brain. The more she can learn and teach the better.
Pomegranate CPSTs (psychiatric case workers) Bobby, Emanuel, Heather, Jennifer and Deidre teach units of curriculum and lead groups designed to help older teens with the critical thinking and skills needed to negotiate independent living and think about their future options, and to make concrete plans to attain education, jobs, housing and manage money, to think about the horizon of their impending young adult lives in a new way.
The NAMI fact sheet states that “One in four adults-approximately 57.7 million Americans- experience a mental health disorder in a given year”. Continue reading
Pomegranate became a test site for implementation of the PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) for Foster Care and Adjudicated Youth through a grant provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently. Continue reading
The CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, 2007 report states that “Approximately one in ten high school students have experienced physical violence in dating relationships. A survey of over 13,000 U.S. 9th to 12th grade students found that 9.9% (8.8% for girls and 11.0% for boys) had been physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the preceding 12 months.” The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health found that “13.7% of 11-13 year old girls, 19.6% of 14-16 year old girls, and 27.2% of 17-21 year old young women had experienced verbal or physical abuse by a partner in the previous 18 months (Roberts, TA, Klein J., 2003).” Continue reading
Pomegranate Health Systems opened its doors for residential treatment to adolescents with mental and behavioral health disorders in Columbus, Ohio, February of 2008 and has treated over 1000 residential clients since then. Continue reading